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Managing Partner: Denis Lysenko
Number of partners: 6
Number of lawyers: 52
Languages: English, Russian, Ukrainian

Firm Overview:
AEQUO is an advanced industry-focused Ukrainian law firm highly recommended for transactional, regulatory and DR projects. Named among Top 30 most innovative law firms in Europe by FT Innovative Lawyers 2020.

Main Areas of Practice:
Antitrust & Competition
Banking & Finance
Bankruptcy & Restructuring
Capital Markets
Corporate & Commercial
Dispute Resolution
Government Relations
Intellectual Property
International Trade
Labour & Employment
Mergers & Acquisitions
Private Clients
Real Estate & Construction
Tax & Customs


Antitrust & Competition:

3 partners, 2 counsels, 7 associates
■ Representing ArcelorMittal, Nippon Steel and Sumitomo Metal Corporation in obtaining merger clearance for JV establishment and acquiring joint control over India’s fourth-largest steelmaker
■ Representing Novus, a national food retailer, and two regional chains at AMCU in clearing the firstof- a-kind joint purchase alliance establishment
■ Advising Darnitsa, a major pharma producer, on mitigating risks of implementing various discount and rebates schemes
Key Clients: Apax Funds, Apollo, Bunge, Danone, European Business Association, Google, Ipsos, Klinge Pharma, GSK, Philip Morris Ukraine, Sandoz, Sumitomo

Banking & Finance:
1 partner; 4 counsels, 8 associates
■ Advising the European Commission on granting EUR 610 million, 1 billion and 1.8 billion macrofinancial assistance to Ukraine
■ Acting for DebtX, a leading US-based NPL sale platform, in Ukraine
■ Advising Raiffeisen Bank International on the launch of FAIRO application for SME
Key Clients: Raiffeisen Bank International, Agroprosperis Bank, China Development Bank, DebtX, Deposit Guarantee Fund, EBRD, European Commission, Fitch Ratings, IFC, Industrialbank, KfW, ProCredit Bank

Capital Markets:
2 partners; 4 counsels, 8 associates
■ Advising Naftogaz of Ukraine on its two landmark issues of Eurobonds
■ Advising KfW and EBRD on extension of the first subordinated loan and the first UAH-denominated loan to a non-banking institution
Key Clients: Naftogaz of Ukraine, FESCO, Porsche Bank AG, Agroprosperis Bank, KfW, Epicentr-K

Corporate & M&A:
3 partners; 4 counsels, 13 associates
■ Acting for Novus on acquiring Billa Ukraine from REWE Group
■ Advising Onit Inc, leading provider of ELMsolutions, on acquiring AXDRAFT, a legaltech startup
■ Advising Inditex Group and Schenker on corporate restructuring of its Ukrainian subsidiaries
Key Clients: Ardagh Group, Daimler, Dragon Capital, Epicentr-K, Google, Inditex, Intellias, Ipsos, Microsoft, NetApp, Posco International, Sumimoto, UN Global Compact Network Ukraine

Energy & Natural Resources:
3 partners; 3 counsels, 11 associates
■ Representing Naftogaz Group in a series of multi-billion-dollar arbitrations and subsequent settlement with Gazprom over the long-term gas sales and transit arrangements
■ Advising Ukraine’s largest electricity and gas producers and traders on regulatory and competition matters and risks arising from liberalisation of the domestic energy market rules
■ Supporting renewable energy producers, including Güris, Atlas, Riverwind, in development and operation of wind farms and solar plants in Ukraine
Key Clients: Green for Growth Fund, Naftogaz of Ukraine, DTEK, Operator GTS of Ukraine, MET Ukraine, UMG Investments

Intellectual Property:
2 counsels, 8 associates, 2 patent/trademark attorneys
■ Representing Forbes in a number of trademark disputes
■ Representing DuPont/Corteva on a full range of patent and trademark prosecution matters and in a complex patent cancellation dispute
■ Advising TRK Ukraina, a national TV-channel, on IP and English law in settling a dispute over a famous TV show format
Key Clients: AI Factory, Corteva, Darnitsa, Dr. Reddy’s, DuPont, Google, NetApp, Philips, Raiffeisen Bank International, Vodafone Ukraine

Litigation & Arbitration:
3 partners; 5 counsels, 20 associates
■ Representing Olympic Entertainment Group and Philip Morris in PCA and ICSID arbitrations against Ukraine, and Naftogaz Group in PCA expropriation case against Russia over the group’s Crimean assets
■ Representing Sparebank Nord-Norge on recognition and enforcement of USD 17 mln arbitral award against a Russian bank in Ukraine
■ Defending Darnitsa’s rights to its acquired shares in BCPP, a local pharma competitor
Key Clients: ArcelorMittal Kryvyi Rih, DTEK, Google, Guris, Inditex, Philip Morris, Posco International, ProCredit Bank, Ukrgasvydobuvannya, UMG Investments

Real Estate & Construction:
2 partners; 1 counsel; 6 associates
■ Advising Dragon Capital, the leading Ukrainian PE investor, on acquiring Ryasne-2 industrial park in Lviv, shopping malls, office properties and warehouses across Ukraine
■ Advising Allrise Capital on acquiring Chornomorets Stadium in Odesa, including hotel and office properties
■ Advising US- and UK-based investors on acquiring distressed real estate loans and picking up repossessed properties
Key Clients: ATB Market, Auchan Ukraine, Bunge, Dragon Capital, EBRD, Emso, Novus, TMM, Ukrtelecom

Tax & Customs:
1 partner; 1 counsel, 5 associates
■ Acting for ArcelorMittal Kryvyi Rih, ATB Market, Inditex Group, Kernel and ProCredit Bank in a series of tax disputes
■ Advising global IT players with Ukrainian R&D centres on tax implications of engaging sponsors and buyback of shares, tax structuring and mitigation of risks for Ukrainian operations
Key Clients: ArcelorMittal Kryvyi Rih, Naftogaz, Inditex, ProCredit Bank, Epicentr K, Kernel, RIA.com Firm

Contacts:
■ Denis Lysenko
Email: [email protected]
■ Anna Babych
Email: [email protected]
■ Pavlo Byelousov
Email: [email protected]
■ Sergey Denisenko
Email: [email protected]
■ Yulia Kyrpa
Email: [email protected]
■ Mariya Nizhnik
Email: [email protected]

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Ukraine

Banking & Finance
Band 2
Competition/Antitrust
Band 2
Corporate/M&A
Band 2
Dispute Resolution: Domestic
Band 3
Dispute Resolution: International
Band 2
Energy & Natural Resources
Band 3

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Ukraine

Banking & Finance


Yulia Kyrpa
Band 2

Competition/Antitrust


Denis Lysenko
Band 3
Sergey Denisenko
Band 3

Corporate/M&A


Anna Babych
Band 2
Denis Lysenko
Band 4

Dispute Resolution: International


Pavlo Byelousov
Band 2

Top Ranked Lawyers

Band 2
Yulia KyrpaBanking & Finance
Anna BabychCorporate/M&A
Pavlo ByelousovDispute Resolution: International
Yulia KyrpaRestructuring/Insolvency
Band 3
Denis LysenkoCompetition/Antitrust
Sergey DenisenkoCompetition/Antitrust
Band 4
Denis LysenkoCorporate/M&A
Associates to watch
Mykhaylo SorokaReal Estate

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